June 6, 2014
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Redshirt junior Mitch Meyer was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Friday.
It was the first time Meyer, a native of Stilwell, Kansas, was taken in the MLB Draft. The outfielder is also the first active Wildcat to be drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers franchise in school history. Former K-State pitcher Kayvon Bahramzadeh was selected by the Brewers in the 2008 Draft out of high school.
A product of Blue Valley High School, Meyer batted .277 (85-for-307) with 30 extra-base hits and a .446 slugging percentage in 121 career games at K-State.
In his junior season in 2014, Meyer drew a career-high 18 walks - after having four walks in his first 70 career games - while batting .264 (39-for-148) with eight doubles, a triple, three home runs, and 26 RBI in 51 games (45 starts). The games started, hits, and doubles were all career-bests while he also established a career-high in outfield assists with four. Over his final 12 games of the season, Meyer hit .314 with a .385 OBP.
During K-State's run to a Big 12 title and Super Regional in 2013, Meyer hit .281 (36-for-128) in 53 games, but in Big 12 play, he batted .340 (18-for-53) with three triples, three home runs, and 17 RBI.
Last summer, playing with the East Texas Pump Jacks of the Texas Collegiate League (TCL), Meyer hit a team-best .376 while also leading the team in home runs (4) and RBI (34).
Meyer was selected 16 picks after teammate Ross Kivett was drafted in the sixth round by the Detroit Tigers. It marks the second time in the last four seasons at least two Wildcats were drafted in the first seven rounds of the Draft.